Job title
Principal Scientist - Smart Forestry
Bioeconomy Programme
Smart Forestry
Sustainable Bioeconomy
Headquarters, Joensuu
hans.verkerk @
Telephone number
+358 (0) 10 773 4345

Dr. Hans Verkerk is principal scientist in the Bioeconomy programme of the European Forest Institute (Finland) and he leads a team on smart forestry. He holds a MSc degree in Forest and Nature Management from Wageningen University and obtained his PhD degree with distinction from the University of Eastern Finland. He has been involved in studies on European forest resource assessments, woody biomass availability, forest ecosystem services and climate change impacts and mitigation.

Key topics: forest management; climate change; biomass availability; forest bioeconomy; biodiversity